In the first skeleton, a bulldog skeleton, it looks like the depth and thickness of the neck and chest hide or camoflauge the first 4-5 thoracic vertebrae/ribs on top (the back), with the bulldog neck finishing farther into the withers than it does in other breeds. So, along with a shorter topline skeletal structure in general, this adds to the short-backed appearance of the bulldog?
In the second skeleton, which appears to be of a more generic dog breed, the neck is thinner and chest more shallow (from front to back, not withers to brisket) and allows the same 4-5 thoracic vertebrae/ribs on top to be more visible.
Is this a Eureka moment for me??
Posted on Jul 15, 2010, 1:39 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168